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In response to our lobbying effort, the State is now offering grants for the full amount of funds allocated, including the professional services portion that had previously been reserved for MBI, to towns wishing to manage building their own broadband networks. The grant process will be managed by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). [...]
WiredWest has constructed this sample Easement Agreement for use in situations where the town/MLP must place network assets, such as poles or conduit, on private property. You will need to modify the document to suit your particular needs and should seek legal counsel before finalizing an agreement. Having private property can be very difficult, but you [...]
WiredWest has constructed this sample IRU agreement as a starting point for towns that need to use fiber network assets in an adjacent town to facilitate edge case situations. You will need to modify the document to suit your particular needs and should seek legal counsel before finalizing an agreement. DISCLAIMER: WiredWest is [...]
The Town of Shutesbury put out an RFI requesting information for Network Operator and Internet Service Provider services on their fiber network currently under construction. They have been willing to share the responses here to allow other towns to see what kind of responses to expect and compare these to WiredWest's regional management plan. Keep [...]
Some town officials think of WiredWest as a “Them” like another service provider trying to sell something. WiredWest is “Us.” It’s an approach to procuring services and managing our broadband networks as a team rather than individually. Now that we are nearing the point of putting networks into service, we have a choice of whether [...]
The following letter was sent to DSL questioning aspects of their guidance memo. Note specifically there are two main concerns: The Enterprise Fund entity created by adopting G.L. c. 44, § 53F1⁄2 is not an MLP. It would require a town meeting to appropriate the use of sales income to meet expenses. Since the Enterprise Fund [...]